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July 21st, 2022 at 1:53:46 PM permalink
The NEW Table Mountain Casino in Fresno opened last night at 12:01 a.m. I got there about 1:00 a.m. and left at 5:00 a.m., so I do not have an extensive trip report. But it is absolute stunning. Exquisite. They have a hotel, restaurant on top, some good views of the city. Looks like every new Slot is there, somewhere. They spread them out instead of concentrating the same themes to the same banks. They did to Video Poker what they did in the old building, pretty much put them in their own room. I recognize the machines. They are multigame, with a fairly good selection. I only saw Dollar machines, $1/$5. If they brought the small denom machines with them I did not see them. And the bank of 25-cent progressives, and 20-coin nickel progressives, that were there for years, looks like they are history. They were old old Game Kings, so they would not fit in with all the fancy new environment. Who knows, maybe they will improve that aspect someday, it's early yet, but I would not hold my breath on that. A few years ago they cut points in half on video poker, and consequently Keno also since they share the same machines. Exempt from multipliers too, at least that's how it was. They have a very nice bar, VERY nice, and there are bartops. Two themes, IGT multigames, brand sparkling new with some mediocre games. 9-6 DDB is on them, if that's your thing. One side of the bar has Aristocrat machines, with their version of 9-6 DDB. Nothing to write home about. But the place is absolutely stunning. Naturally, it was crowded on opening night, a Thursday.

So not much to report, there will be more coming. I'll try. I was very impressed, it is now the jewel of the California Central Valley. It's big, it's beautiful.

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July 24th, 2022 at 6:12:07 AM permalink
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The NEW Table Mountain Casino in Fresno opened last night at 12:01 a.m. I got there about 1:00 a.m. and left at 5:00 a.m., so I do not have an extensive trip report. But it is absolute stunning. Exquisite. They have a hotel, restaurant on top, some good views of the city. Looks like every new Slot is there, somewhere. They spread them out instead of concentrating the same themes to the same banks. They did to Video Poker what they did in the old building, pretty much put them in their own room. I recognize the machines. They are multigame, with a fairly good selection. I only saw Dollar machines, $1/$5. If they brought the small denom machines with them I did not see them. And the bank of 25-cent progressives, and 20-coin nickel progressives, that were there for years, looks like they are history. They were old old Game Kings, so they would not fit in with all the fancy new environment. Who knows, maybe they will improve that aspect someday, it's early yet, but I would not hold my breath on that. A few years ago they cut points in half on video poker, and consequently Keno also since they share the same machines. Exempt from multipliers too, at least that's how it was. They have a very nice bar, VERY nice, and there are bartops. Two themes, IGT multigames, brand sparkling new with some mediocre games. 9-6 DDB is on them, if that's your thing. One side of the bar has Aristocrat machines, with their version of 9-6 DDB. Nothing to write home about. But the place is absolutely stunning. Naturally, it was crowded on opening night, a Thursday.

So not much to report, there will be more coming. I'll try. I was very impressed, it is now the jewel of the California Central Valley. It's big, it's beautiful.

-BB
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I went to their old casino sometime ago and they had metal detectors to get in which was somewhat off putting.

Do they still have metal detectors to enter at the new one?

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July 24th, 2022 at 3:56:06 PM permalink
Yep. They do. I felt it was off putting also, at first. But it's Fresno. Fresno's a rough town. I don't mind. About a half hour south of there is Tachi Palace, another large Indian Casino, in Lemoore, and they have metal detectors also. I feel it all started with Covid, they checked your temperature, masks were required, and soon they added metal detectors. Masks are not required now, but who knows, they may be back soon. They check women's handbags, I've noticed. I think metal detectors are here to stay. The New Normal.
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July 24th, 2022 at 10:31:55 PM permalink
Their web site implies they have to handle tough guys. Beyond “no colors,” their restriction is “no hooded sweatshirts.” They make a point of saying a security escort can be requested at any time.

The casino has a 140,000 square foot gaming floor with 2000 slots and 30 table games, according to the web site. Oddly, blackjack, whether or not available, is not listed. The web site has tight photographic shots intended to convey impressions, but no shots that will let you know the general look of the place. $11 for a baked potato gives you an idea of what the restaurant experience will cost if not comped.

The Table Mountain Casino web site has an animated sequence showing the transformation from their previous high stakes bingo hall to the new casino. They advertise “an alcohol and drug-free environment,” so no drinks or smoking?
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July 25th, 2022 at 12:26:01 AM permalink
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Their web site implies they have to handle tough guys. Beyond “no colors,” their restriction is “no hooded sweatshirts.” They make a point of saying a security escort can be requested at any time.

The casino has a 140,000 square foot gaming floor with 2000 slots and 30 table games, according to the web site. Oddly, blackjack, whether or not available, is not listed. The web site has tight photographic shots intended to convey impressions, but no shots that will let you know the general look of the place. $11 for a baked potato gives you an idea of what the restaurant experience will cost if not comped.

The Table Mountain Casino web site has an animated sequence showing the transformation from their previous high stakes bingo hall to the new casino. They advertise “an alcohol and drug-free environment,” so no drinks or smoking?




That's odd, I thought I was sitting at the bar playing video poker. I guess it's a grill. It had only been open an hour so I figured they had not started up the bar yet. Now I see, no booze. Well, I don't drink anyway, but it is rather pertinent information. As for the table games, I can assure you they have blackjack, lol. One thing I can say about Table Mountain, they always had a ton of Spanish 21. Probably more tables than regular blackjack. Players like the game. I know I do. I was only there a few hours, I'll go again pretty soon and pay more attention. Thanks for your comments.
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July 25th, 2022 at 3:38:29 AM permalink
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The Table Mountain Casino web site has an animated sequence showing the transformation from their previous high stakes bingo hall to the new casino. They advertise “an alcohol and drug-free environment,” so no drinks or smoking?
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They also say 18+. This might factor into the alcohol- decision.
(I haven't looked into CA alcohol license rules in 25+ years, and then only anecdotally.)
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July 25th, 2022 at 11:58:46 AM permalink
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They also say 18+. This might factor into the alcohol- decision.
(I haven't looked into CA alcohol license rules in 25+ years, and then only anecdotally.)
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Probably is the main factor — I remember the trivia years ago that 18+ could gamble if no alcohol was served, and seeing youngins at Chumash Casino at Santa Ynez, near Solvang. But they started serving alcohol at some point. I figured all the casinos had gotten wet.
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July 26th, 2022 at 12:25:56 AM permalink
Barona and Morongo are the big casinos in the SoCal market that are 18+. At Barona the alcohol is restricted to the restaurant, and I don't think there is at seat alcohol service at Morongo.
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July 26th, 2022 at 12:26:55 AM permalink
Yep I went there a momth ago. New casino Still wasn't open but the old one is 18+ and no alcohol.
Many full pay vp and lots of blackjack as well as spanish 21.
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August 7th, 2022 at 10:17:57 PM permalink
I went there again today. FWIW, I found some small denom video poker on a six machine bank in the middle of the casino, not close to the other VP, kinda close to the Eagle Landing restaurant. Many games on the machines, but the paytables all suck. I did not find the progressives from the old building and I am almost positive they did not follow the move. I tried to find someone who could enlighten me, but didn't. Still, this place is really nice.
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